EAL Specialist Support Assistant
Linda loves to sing. When Linda speaks about her work with the kindergarteners her words sound like a joyous song. “When you teach them, they come in with no writing skills at all. And then you begin to teach them the alphabet and all the sounds, and you can see them writing, putting the sounds together and then you see the results!” Linda came to Lincoln in 1999 and has taught nearly every age of Elementary. But her favorite group to teach consists of the little guys who run around a shady nook of campus called the Early Childhood Center. As a Learning Support teacher for the Early Learners as well as Elementary music classes, Linda gets to bring her songs to the classrooms each day, while helping her students learn new songs, play instruments, sing the alphabet or while reading Going on a Bear Hunt to her class. A smile spreads across her face.
Linda is a person who loves to learn. Whether it is taking a summer course at Columbia University in New York City over the summer break or each morning reading Make PYP Happen, a magazine that discusses the International Baccalaureate Primary Year Programme, Linda is always looking to learn. “Although I am a trained teacher locally, there is so much I didn’t know theoretically that I didn’t know. I meet students, I meet parents and I meet other educators from all around the world… I think that’s a great learning experience for me, I learn every day!”
Where does Linda call home: Anywhere with her family
Favorite Place in Accra: The National Theatre
Favorite kid’s books: Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury; No David! by David Shannon